Meet the new headteacher at Headlands School

Headlands School's new headteacher Sarah Bone.
Headlands School's new headteacher Sarah Bone.

Headlands School’s new headteacher says she is aiming to make the school “outstanding” by building on the good work of her predecessor.

Sarah Bone took over the top job at the secondary school after half term, taking over from Scott Ratheram, who has moved on to Cottingham High School.

Mrs Bone, 37, said that her first impressions of the school were “fantastic”, and that she is delighted to be leading “strong and ambitious students and staff” in her new role.

She said: “I am really excited to be here. The school is in a great place in terms of achievement and exam results, and this sumer we are expecting them to be better again.

“The aim is to be an ‘outstanding’ school with good or better teaching, and I expect very high standards in terms of behaviour, attendance and uniform.”

Mrs Bone had spent nine years at Hessle High School, where she was deputy head teacher. She lives in the Wolds, and has two young children, a boy and a girl.

Originally from Ellesmere Port, Mrs Bone moved to Hull for university and takes her first job in Bridlington at Headlands.

“I have been really impressed with the town. I studied fisheries science for my degree and for someone who has always wanted to shape and influence a fishing community it is a dream job.

“It is a town that has ambitions in terms of employment, prosperity and regeneration. Our job at the school is to help young people gain the skills to compliment that going forward.

“Obviously people have different plans for when they leave school, but it would be great to have young people leaving and being entrepeneurs and having the skills to help the town grow.”